Political Capital 1 - Pandemic politics, ICBC, and the overdose crisis - The Orca

Political Capital 1 – Pandemic politics, ICBC, and the overdose crisis

Maclean Kay
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What do you get when you combine two BC political commentators with two winning strategists? Great TV.

Host Rob Shaw is joined by Maclean Kay, Jillian Oliver, and Katy Merrifield to discuss the government’s response to COVID-19, ICBC’s rebate program, the ongoing overdose crisis, the prospect of a snap federal election and a look back at the Wet’suwet’en protest on the Coastal GasLink pipeline from a year ago and where we are now.

Find all episodes at cheknews.ca/politicalcapital and https://www.spreaker.com/show/4783111/episodes/feed

For podcast listeners, the show is available on your favourite platform, including Apple, Spotify, and Google.

Rob Shaw has spent more than 13 years covering BC politics, now reporting for CHEK News and writing for The Orca. He is the co-author of the national best-selling book A Matter of Confidence, and a regular guest on CBC Radio.

Jillian Oliver is a political strategist who co-managed the last BC Green Party provincial campaign and Sonia Furstenau’s leadership campaign. She was Communications Director on the federal Nanaimo-Ladysmith by-election that elected Paul Manly and was the BC Greens Press Secretary in the 2017 provincial election and in the BC Greens legislative office from 2017-2019.

Katy Merrifield is the Vice-President for BC at Wellington Advocacy, who has served as Communications Director to Premiers of both Alberta and British Columbia, and was the youngest woman to run a winning leadership campaign in BC. 

Maclean Kay is Editor-in-Chief of The Orca, and is an 11-year veteran of the BC legislature both working in government and now covering it.